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Keystone football player killed in car crash

LaGRANGE, OHIO– Keystone High School is morning the loss of a student athlete today. Kayden Williams, a 17-year-old football player at the school, died in a car crash early Wednesday.

“We lost a member of our Keystone family today as junior Kayden Williams was in a fatal car accident,” the district Facebook page posted earlier today. “As we mourn this loss, we offer our prayers and deepest sympathy to Kayden’s family and friends.”

According to The Morning Journal, state troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch just before 4 a.m. in the 10800 block of West Ridge Road in Carlisle Township. The car was overturned, and Williams was pronounced dead on the scene. The crash remains under investigation, while drugs or alcohol don’t appear to have been a factor. Williams was not wearing a seat belt.

Williams was an offensive lineman and linebacker for the Wildcats, who went 4-6 this past season. He was named to the 2017 All-Lorain County team this past season, as well as Third Team Defense on the 2017 Morning Journal Football All-Star team, and Second Team Defense for the 2017 Northeast Lakes All-District High School Football team.

Keystone head coach Don Griswold paid tribute to Williams on Twitter:

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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